Thursday, May 29, 2014

The New York Mets shutout the Pittsburgh Pirates

The New York Mets defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at Citi Field in Flushing, New York and the final score was 5-0.  Bartolo Colon started and pitched great.   David Wright had a couple of hits and RBI and Lucas Duda had a couple of RBI. 

Colon pitched 7 1/3 innings giving up five hits and no runs with a walk and nine strikeouts.  Jeurys Familia earned his first save of the season pitching 1 2/3 innings and giving up a hit. 

Charlie Morton lost his seventh game of the season.  He pitched 5 1/3 innings giving up four hits and three runs with two of them being earned.  He walked four and struck out four.  Jared Huges pitched 2/3 of an inning walking one and Bryan Morris pitched two innings giving up two hits and two runs with three walks and two strikeouts. 

Juan Lagares had a hit, Daniel Murphy had a hit and drew a walk and Wright had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk.  Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Chris Young drew a walk and Duda had a hit, two RBI and drew two walks.  Ruben Tejada drew a walk, Juan Centeno drew a walk and Familia had a hit.  Wright and Duda each hit a homerun and the Mets were 2-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Wright had a stolen base and committed an error.  Lagares was caught stealing. 

Josh Harrison had a hit, Neil Walker had a hit and Andrew McCutchen had two hits.  Pedro Alvarez had two hits, Chris Stewart drew a walk and Alvarez hit a double.  The Pirates were 0-7 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Alvarez and Mercer each committed an error. 

The Mets took a 1-0 lead on a wild pitch in the second inning.  Wright hit an RBI single in the third and hit a solo homerun in the sixth to put the Mets up 3-0.  Duda hit a two run homerun in the eighth to give the Mets a 5-0 lead and that was the final score.  The Mets won two out of three in the series.  The Mets will begin a four game series in Philadelphia against the Phillies on Thursday night. 

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